The Turing Option [NOOK Book]

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Turing Option is written by Harry Harrison who is also the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.

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Mind meets microchip as a brilliant young ...

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The Turing Option

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Overview


Turing Option is written by Harry Harrison who is also the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Mind meets microchip as a brilliant young genius develops a machine capable of spontaneous thought. Before he can perfect the machine, terrorists steal his research and put a bullet through his brain. Miraculously revived by methods he pioneered, he must find his lost memory and discover who is trying to kill him.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Minsky The Society of the Mind , one of the foremost authorities on artificial intelligence research, has many interesting ideas about the potential and pitfalls of the quest for a truly free-thinking machine, and some of them come through in this murky, creaky thriller, written with veteran science fiction author Harrison Return to Eden . Brian Delany, a brilliant computer scientist at top-secret Megalobe labs, is on the brink of developing a true machine intelligence when industrial pirates penetrate security and steal his research, gravely wounding him in the process. Though a bullet has destroyed parts of his brain, the technology he created offers hope: neurosurgeon Erin Snaresbrook uses microsurgical robots and a superpowerful computer to restore Brian to consciousness. Now he races against time to re-create his research before the thieves can develop it for the marketplace, and to find out who was behind the theft before they can finish him off. The stale, contrived plot and unlikely characters serve only as a framework for the authors' exposition of various issues surrounding AI. Readers interested in a lecture enlivened by a plot line should find this entertaining; those seeking the pleasures of fiction science or otherwise should look elsewhere. Aug.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466822825
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,141,429
  • File size: 2 MB

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Harry Harrison is the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2003

    what's their problem?

    There is a problem in today's society; people are born ugly: with parents who value challenging their kids; believe it or not, we are still in the dark ages both technologically and socially; these are the only reasons that I can think of to explain the poor reviews of this book; for some reason, they have a conditioned reaction against technical talk; i guess if they are not pampered throughout the book, then they don't like it . . .

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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